Previously, I have always thought of former United States President Barak Obama as a role model of cultured education and good taste for all young Americans of all races. The best United States president since Jimmy Carter, at least. Everybody: Become like Mr. Obama!
But then, in August 2020, it came out that he was going to hold a big celebrity gala bash party on Martha's Vinyadr, that he was going to have a Great Gatsby moment and come out as a member of the conspicuous consumption class. A Maureen Dowd New York Times OpEd piece skewered him on that one: Behold Barack Antoinette. Now ((BMcC[18-11-46-503]) opinion here:) the boyz in the hood are all confirmed in their lust to own Bugatti Veyrons to go with their boom boxes? The party was cancelled due to the "Delta variant" of Covid-19, but the damage had been done.
Apparently after having left office and becoming an ex-Pre$ident, Mr. Obama has leveraged his po$ition to make high 8 figure U$D money. I had thought he would quietly make a few millions and keep a low profile about it. But no, he has shown himself to be superficial nourveu riche: a conspicuous consumer. Hey, all you paparazzi, M/V is where the action is! Come and get it!
I now find Mr. Obama to be a shameful hypocrite, like other fashionistas, doing his part to contribute to the decline of The West. There is a story, apparently untrue, that the Roman Emperor Nero played a musical instrument while Rome burned in 64 CE. It is not a false story that Barak Obama intended to hold a celebrity bash while The United Staes of America was burning in a conflagration of Trumpism and Wokism in 2021 CE. He should be ashamed of himself for being such a role model of decadence for young Americans of all races!
Self-styled "progressive" politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka: "AOC") shows her true colors by naming her beloved new pet pure breed with genetic health problems dog after the Great Gatsby art movement: Art Deco, instead of naming him maybe: "Joe", after Joe Hill, the great labor organizer? As George Orwell said: Some animals are more equal than others at society galas. 
Now many years ago (1974?), I was in Chicago for an IBM customer education class. On the news was that a man [maybe a scion of one of the building's owners?] had jumped out a window on the 8Xth floor of the John Hancock Building, the magnificent Skidmore, Owings & Merrill skyscraper with its diagonal structural members to keep it from blowing over in the Windy City's winds boldly (brazenly?) showing on the outside, and they noted that the man probably died before reaching the ground, like maybe bouncing off the 60th floor? Some people who have everything don't seem to feel they have enough, or they've had enough, like Mr. Socrates, or something else I'd probably give an arm or a leg (not my life!) to have? Tedium vitae in Fopland? (Click here)